America is a country that is designed for car use, so that when, for example, ask yourself a tourist trip to the west coast, definitely the best option is to rent a car to head towards the different views that you’re going to do.
Here I will give some useful tips for your road trip through America.
Driving on a journey across America presents no difficulty. In all major routes you have long highway with many lanes, allowing you to move (if you need it …) quickly between different cities.
When no highway and you have to take a state highway, usually in excellent condition, with soft paths and curves, thus facilitating overtaking and conducive to safe driving.
On mountain roads, such as the Yosemite National Park in California, roads, with logical areas curves, also find fairly good condition.
On motorways there is usually enough traffic, especially in coastal areas running along both the east coast and the west. But they have so many lanes wide, it is difficult for you to find jams.
Yes, the jams are inevitable in the vicinity of large cities and especially in dates of holidays and peak times. In any case, we find far more traffic on the highways of the East Coast, for example, between New York and Washington, that the West Coast.
Eye to the speed limits … You will see that everyone respects, so that you will be driving on a highway with many lanes very common … and all cars at the same rate in different lanes.
Speed limits vary by roads and highways, so look carefully in each case what is the limit. Is usual limit of 60 miles per hour.
You will be surprised to find on motorways trucks circulating in the left lane at a speed contained and not moving in any case the right lanes. You will have to overtake on the right.
Business travelers on the highways in the United States will find numerous areas with all kinds of services: gas stations, several motels of various chains, several fast food restaurants … In short, you will have no problem when you need to refuel the car, eat, or choose where sleep.
However, is not the same when you drive on the roads inside the west coast, visiting national parks in Utah or Arizona. Service areas distancing between 50 and 70 kilometers, so you must plan well your needs.
The highway and road signage is usually excellent, making it easy to locate the places to visit. However, around the big cities you have to be very attentive to the signs because there is usually a very complex conglomerate of highways.
When access to a large city in your rental car, you must have much attention, but it is not complicated to get to your destination in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington. Special case is that of Los Angeles, an incredibly large city where it’s not so easy to navigate and get around it.
Consequently, the use of a GPS device can be highly recommended. If you do not have it, you can rent by the car. [banner_abajo]